Health Savings Account (HSA): All funds belong to the employee. Unused balances roll over into the next year. Funds do not expire from year-to-year. Rollover funds do not count towards the contribution limit. Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA): Amounts must be incurred by the end of the plan year and do not usually carry over unless an employer allows up to $610 to carry over into the next year. Amounts that roll do not affect the maximum election that can be made for the plan year. Otherwise, employers may adopt a 2 and half month grace period that allows participants to access unused amounts remaining in their accounts. Health Reimbursement… Read MoreContinue Reading
What is an excepted benefit HRA?
Businesses that offer an employer-sponsored group health plan to workers now have another way to save money while designing a health benefit package with more choices for employees – the Excepted Benefit HRA. The new EBHRA is a Health Reimbursement Arrangement designed to pay premiums and related expenses for eligible excepted benefits like dental and vision coverage. And, while an employer is required to offer a traditional group health plan, an employee can participate in the EBHRA even if they decline participating in the employer’s group health plan. That’s going to open up a lot of premium savings for workers who are eligible for coverage under a spouse’s or parent’s… Read MoreContinue Reading
IRS Announces Medical Mileage Rate Increase
To offset high gas prices, on June 9, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced an increase in the 2022 standard medical mileage rate for the final six months of 2022. Effective July 1, 2022, the new rate for when an automobile is used to obtain medical care is 22 cents per mile for the remainder of 2022, which is an increase from the rate of 18 cents per mile effective January 1 – June 30, 2022. Mileage to and from a medical service is generally an eligible expense under a Healthcare Flexible Spending Account, Health Reimbursement Arrangement, or Health Savings Account. Click here to learn more. As always, please… Read MoreContinue Reading
2021 Second Quarter Compliance Bulletins Compilation
This document is a valuable resource, putting all of the latest health care reform news and updates in one location!Continue Reading
Tax Advantaged Benefit Documents
This site is dedicated to providing employers with the tools they need to successfully establish these written plans with SPDs at the lowest cost possible.Continue Reading
Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Benefits Broker
Analyzing these ten critical questions in relation to your organization’s needs will help you make a more informed decision about your benefits brokerContinue Reading
IRS Guidance Clarifies DCAP Relief
The IRS released Notice 2021-26 to address taxation of Dependent Care Assistance Programs (“DCAPs”) as it relates to the relief afforded under Section 214 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CAA”) and the increased DCAP limit under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”).Continue Reading
What is Balance Billing?
When a provider bills you for the difference between the provider’s charge and the allowed amount. For example, if the provider’s charge is $100 and the allowed amount is $70, the provider may bill you for the remaining $30. A preferred provider may not balance bill you for covered services. Ask your health insurance experts at Total Benefit Solutions today how to avoid balance billing charges!Continue Reading
Get Dental and Vision Quotes Now!
Enjoy next-day coverage on most dental insurance plans. There are no enrollment fees with any plans. Preventive visits, such as exams and cleanings, are covered at 100% with network providers.Continue Reading
IRS Announces New Inflation Adjusted HSA and HRA numbers for 2022
These new rates will take effect for the calendar year 2022. Please reach out to your Total Benefit Solutions, Inc health insurance specialists at (215)355-2121 if you have any questions or concerns about this notice.Continue Reading